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Stafford's Bay View Inn

2011 Woodland Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770-5069
+1 800-258-1886
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2011 Woodland Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770-5069
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely hotel, peaceful and quiet during our late September visit. A $25 breakfast coupon is given for each room bringing breakfast for two down to $4! Cinnamon biscuits that come with your breakfast order are to die for. There are lovely lounges...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank karihrubes
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Great meal, quick prompt service. Dawn was our server both nights, and she was very personable and attentive. The food was excellent, and portions were very generous. The menu had a good variety, I do not like seafood, but found many alternatives. The salad selection...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sandy L
Reviewed September 7, 2018

This is an annual stop where we meet friends annually. This year we noted that service was less friendly than past years. Food good, not grease we’re disappoint and decided next summer meeting will be somewhere else. Sorry to say as it is normally a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tedder589
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Stafford Smith, the owner greeted us at the door, saying we were in the right place! Since we make their Brunch an annual affair, we did not dispute his claim. The grounds and gardens are drop dead gorgeous, as is the windowed dining room, overlooking...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dale R
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Stafford's Bay View Inn, overlooking Little Traverse Bay, in the summer community of Bay View, on the edge of Petoskey, is a historical landmark. Its restaurant is a good choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The setting is idyllic, with all tables providing a view...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LouBobHarborSprings
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Above average offerings in a lovely setting. All the usual suspects plus A few regional specialties. Clean. Excellent service too.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank amarone44
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Nice location in old bay view area. More of an older crowd. Next to water & bike path. Breakfast comes with sticky buns.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jimthecpa
Reviewed July 21, 2018

My wife and I stayed overnight at the Inn on the way to Mackinac Island. We enjoyed a glass of wine in a swing chair overlooking the lake and had a wonderful dinner at the Inn.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jim K
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We always make a special trip to this inn for brunch whenever we travel in the area. Delicious breakfast, nice decor and pleasant service. After our meal, we always take a leisurely walk by the Bay.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank NM P
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

I loved the quaint set up & feel. Beautiful place. Great food! Fabulous view! Good with kids too....4 & 1 yr old!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank fredkwit
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I have ordered most of their breakfast menu items which include delicious oatmeal, omelets, French toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs any way, various bakery items and many others. Everything is scrumptious. They provide... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2011 Woodland Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770-5069
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Emmet County  >  Petoskey
  • Phone Number: +1 800-258-1886
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